“Basketball Wives L.A.” premiered this past Monday and it was pretty entertaining, to say the least. Though the season is still new, I’ve already got my eye on a few of the gals whose fashion sense I was feeling. One of my favs is Malaysia Pargo, wife of Chicago’s Jannero Pargo. Although a few of the wives had an immediate dislike for Malaysia, possibly due to her love of designer labels, so called “bourgie” attitude, and outspoken loyalty for her hometown, I must admit I was drawn to her character. She seems to have a penchant for fashion and I enjoyed her style game on Episode 1.
When Malaysia mentioned that she had plans to launch a jewelry line for children I was especially intrigued. The jewelry line will be called “3 Beats” after the three heartbeats of her kids. She shared that she wants her children to know that “…mommy does something besides wash your butts and clean up after daddy.” She’s been meeting with Jason Arasheben aka “Jason the Jeweler” of Beverly Hills to go over plans for this new line. Her collection will include pieces for both boys and girls and, according to Malaysia, the pieces won’t be “that expensive.” They’ll be priced in the middle range, and some pieces will have diamonds. Hmmmm. This seems an ambitious goal and I couldn’t help but wonder about her background in jewelry design. I decided to take a look at Malaysia’s own jewelry style to get a sense of what we might expect from the line.
From the look of things Malaysia seems to enjoy big, bold statement pieces, chunky, over-sized necklaces and bracelets, and layering two and three pieces together. She is a lady who obviously loves her jewelry as much as her clothes, and I for one am eager to see samples from the collection. I have a feeling we may not have to wait too long, as the “Basketball Wives” platform seems the perfect way to self-promote and really get your name out there. The Three Beats Jewelry line is set for a November launch, and here is a sneak peak of a piece from the line:
Check out this video of Malaysia chatting with “Jason the Jeweler” at the JBH showroom.